Zachary Cross

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How sleep deprivation is a huge public issue

UP TO half of us sleep poorly on a nightly basis and our 24/7 lifestyle, love affair with technology, anxiety, insomnia and undiagnosed medical …

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What Happens to Your Brain When You're Sleep-Deprived Is Actually Terrifying

Getting enough sleep is like eating clean. Most of us strive to do it consistently, but there's always that odd day (or night, in this case) that …

How social equality is linked to health, as manifested in the built environment

<i></i>Residents of the outer suburbs tend to travel much longer distances between home, work and the services they need daily. Getting around necessarily …

Why School Days Need To Start Later

No one enjoys being dragged from their bed and thrusted into the waking world before they’ve had enough sleep. For teenagers, however, an early wakeup is more than a nuisance. There actually are biological reasons as to why they should stay in bed longer – and why schools need later starting times …

Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain

(Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.<p>A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, …

This Is How Napping Made Me More Productive

Taking two short “power naps” every day made it easier to focus, but it was important to nap the right way.<p>When it comes to sleeping, humans get the short end of the stick compared to others in the animal kingdom. Adult humans, on average, only sleep once a day (known as monophasic sleepers) …

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